We’re excited to welcome our fall intern, Blake Snelling, to the March PR team! Here are some fun facts to help you get to know her better.
1. Where were you born?
I was born and raised just outside of Seattle in Bellevue, Washington.
2. Where did you attend school?
I went to high school at Mercer Island High and am currently a freshman in the College of Communications at Boston University!
3. Where did you work before March?
This past summer I was a camp counselor and event staff member for the City of Mercer Island’s Parks and Recreation department. Basically, I spent the summer caring for 3-5 year olds and setting up large outdoors events for island residents. I absolutely love kids and had the time of my life working with Parks and Rec!
4. What do you like to do for fun?
My two biggest passions in life have always been traveling and writing. If I’m not procrastinating homework by watching Netflix, you can probably find me reading or writing something. And although, for now, the extent of my traveling will be between Seattle and Boston, I’d love to study in London or Australia my junior year. BU has some amazing study abroad opportunities.
5. Where was your last vacation?
I went to Mexico with my family over Christmas vacation last year – it was the ultimate test of my one semester of Spanish in middle school. I accidentally bought two gallons of half and half at the store instead of milk, so you could say I was a little rusty.
6. What’s your favorite book?
My all-time favorite book is Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. I’ve never been a fan of rereading books, but I come away with new and different meanings with each rereading of that fantastic little book. Recently I’ve also been reading a lot by Kurt Vonnegut and James Baldwin. I truly admire their strong and individualistic literary voices.
7. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
When I was 15 I fell asleep on a bus in Zhengzhou, China. When I woke up in a different province full of people who spoke a completely different dialect of Chinese, I managed to persuade a grumpy taxi driver to drive me all the way home for free.
8. What are you looking forward to the most at March?
For a student my age it’s difficult to get any hands-on experience, so I’m definitely most excited to experience PR in the working world and gain a better understanding of the tech industry in general.
In The Evolution of PR, Content Marketing and Blogging, we cover:
– The ongoing changes in the world of PR
– The principles of content marketing for tech companies
– Important blogging strategies
– How to use press releases for more than just brand-building